Forrester’s 28-criterion evaluation of Modern Application Development (MAD) services providers identified the 14 most significant ones. Movate (previously known as CSS Corp) finds a spot as a “challenger.” The Forrester Wave™: Modern Application Development Services, Q3 2022 report evaluates the service providers that matter most and how they compare to each other. Midsize providers with revenue of less than $1 billion who specialize in both modern product development and modern development transformation are the focus of this Forrester Wave™. The report helps technology architecture and delivery professionals select the right provider based on their requirements.
Transforming Software Development
According to the Forrester report, MAD services “focus on delivering modern digital software products that leverage the coolest and most modern technologies for great and differentiating [CX]”. But this is not the end of it. The report advises that clients also desire to improve their self-sufficiency in their software development, and they seek to learn modern development practices and techniques. Success for MAD services boils down to the value plus the ability to maintain or improve the solution over the long horizon after the service provider’s guidance period is over. Forrester delves into how customers should look for providers who build great products, focus on outcomes and business value and apt contracting, and those providers who can transform the organization.
Coming to the evaluation aspect, Forrester Wave highlights Leaders, Strong Performers, Contenders, and Challengers. The assessment covers the top vendors of the market and not the entire vendor landscape. Besides this evaluation, the report encourages clients to check product evaluations and adapt criteria weightings using the Excel-based vendor comparison tool given under supplemental resources, available to Forrester clients only. Analysis of vendor offerings tabulated scores on a scale of 0-5 (weak to strong), and vendor profiles detailed the strengths and weaknesses of all 14 service providers.
How Movate Stacks Up
Forrester mentioned Movate’s (previously CSS Corp) rebranding exercise and positioning more as a digital engineering services company. Standing in the “challengers” segment, Movate emerged as a general systems integrator and has expanded its footprint across Europe, including Poland and Romania in the EU. Movate is addressing its skills gap in the industry by focusing on low-code or no-code platforms for application development. The report stated the engineering focus on DevSecOps and mentioned the platform CONTELLI, which integrates several open-source components for extensions.